Hello friends. Whoa. We are still in what one of my funny friends referred to as the “Eclipse/Supermoon/Equinox Trifecta” and boy was she right! Throw a couple of trines (earth and fire) and some dark Lilith (asteroid goddess) activity in there, you can see why and how this energy has packed such a punch. I had a feeling “Eclipse Season” (April and September) were going to be no joke this year, partly due to the high vibe of the “8” Universal Year energies. Manifestation and magnification, remember?

If you are one of the rare people who hasn’t been given *some* sort of odd push or even an emotional or physical smackdown recently, I’m really happy for you. In my case not so much, but I do say that with a disclaimer of sorts. In typical Eclipse fashion, it’s a “better out – than in” kind of vibe. As some of you may know I’ve been dealing with some physical issues for some time now. I have FINALLY been shown a way out, thank goddess. It’s going to take some more work and pristine self-care, but I’m into it. I am sharing this with you because it’s just the kind of “breakthrough” energy we are in right now. The impacts of a major Eclipse like this one can be felt for months or even longer. If we have lacked the courage or wherewithal to make certain changes, sometimes the Universe does it for us. I just discovered too that Pluto (in Capricorn) will be stationing Retrograde next month on 4/16. This is VERY good for personal healing and regeneration, not so great for any control/power freaks in our midst. Some of these folks may have been shown the door in the past 2-3 weeks, and you can trust there’s a method to that madness. We’re being cosmically taken care of once again. If you’ve been paying attention (and I know you are!) it’s been made abundantly clear lately just where our personal and professional boundaries are. Sometimes it takes getting them stomped a bit, before we’re perfectly clear. That’s okay, from what I can see “boundary stompers” are good medicine in that they help us to wake up and take better care of ourselves; ESPECIALLY if we identify as Empathic and/or highly sensitive people.

Looking at the week ahead, we get a bit of a break from the intensity. Though I don’t always understand the Universe’s sense of humor, I can see the divine design in action sometimes. We start the week with some lovely Neptune action which puts the rose-colored glasses back on, albeit temporarily. On Wednesday, we have a Sun/Saturn aspect which brings a dose of reality to the nuttiness that we may have experienced lately. I feel a couple of “chill out” days early in the week will be much needed and mid-week is not a bad time to get more grounded and practical.

I would advise taking good care this week, seeking out the time of a good friend and maybe even a cookie or two! I’m still laughing about the “Cookie Monster – Life Coach” post. It’s on my personal wall at facebook (fb.com/brightstar) if you’d like to check it out. I’m more like the Cookie Monster than I thought as I’ve often said (as a purveyor of baked goods,) “You, eat the cookie! It will make you feel better.” 😉

Have a great week ahead friends!